|Full name||Dorival Silvestre Júnior|
|Date of birth||25 April 1962|
|Place of birth||Araraquara, Brazil|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder|
|2009||Vasco da Gama|
|2013||Vasco da Gama|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Known only as Júnior during his playing days, he was born in Araraquara, São Paulo, and made his debuts as a senior with hometown's Ferroviária in 1982. Two years later, after a brief stint at Marília, he moved to Guarani.
In 1985, Júnior began playing in the state of Santa Catarina, first for Avaí and later for Joinville. In 1988 he went back to his native state, representing São José, but during the same year he moved to Coritiba.
Júnior started his managerial career in 2002 with his first club Ferroviária, joining Figueirense in 2003 and winning the Campeonato Catarinense in the following year. In 2005, he was appointed Fortaleza manager, again being crowned champions of the state league.
On 3 December, despite finishing fifth, Júnior was fired and subsequently joined Coritiba. After not renewing contract with the latter, he was appointed at the helm of Vasco da Gama, and was promoted from 2009 Série B.
On 5 December 2009 Júnior was named manager of Santos. After notably winning the 2010 Campeonato Paulista with an extremely offensive football, with Neymar, Paulo Henrique Ganso and Robinho as its key units, he was dismissed on 21 September, after an altercation with Neymar.
Júnior subsequently managed Atlético Mineiro, Internacional, Flamengo, Vasco da Gama, Fluminense and Palmeiras, without the same success. On 9 July 2015 he returned to Santos, replacing Marcelo Fernandes.
- Campeonato Catarinense: 1985
- Campeonato Gaúcho: 1993
- Campeonato Catarinense: 2004
- Campeonato Pernambucano: 2006
- Campeonato Paranaense: 2008
- Vasco da Gama
- "Futpedia: Dorival Júnior (Dorival Silvestre Júnior)" (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. Retrieved 2010-02-15.
- "Dorival Junior treinador da Ferroviária" [Dorival Junior manager of Ferroviária] (in Portuguese). Ferroviária's official website. 2 September 2011. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
- "Dorival Júnior é o novo técnico do Cruzeiro" [Dorival Júnior is the new manager of Cruzeiro] (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. 8 May 2007. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
- "Dorival Júnior não é mais treinador do Cruzeiro" [Dorival Júnior is not manager of Cruzeiro anymore] (in Portuguese). O Estado de S. Paulo. 3 December 2007. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
- "Dorival Júnior deve ser anunciado no Santos nos próximos dias" [Dorival Júnior may be announced at Santos in the following days] (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. 5 December 2009. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
- "Ponto para Neymar: Santos demite Dorival Júnior por insubordinação" [Point to Neymar: Santos dismisses Dorival Júnior due to insubordination] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 21 September 2010. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
- "Atlético-MG anuncia Dorival Júnior como substituto de Luxemburgo" [Atlético-MG announces Dorival Júnior as the replacement of Luxemburgo] (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. 25 September 2010. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-26. Retrieved 2012-07-23.
- "Dorival Júnior acerta volta ao Santos e substitui Marcelo Fernandes na Vila" [Dorival Júnior agrees return to Santos and replaces Marcelo Fernandes at Vila] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 9 July 2015. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
- "Dorival Júnior". Sambafoot. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
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